Yanmar board member Shiori Nagata says the world of construction machinery and powertrains is evolving, with manufacturers and end-users alike driving the transition from traditional combustion engines to battery power.
However, she says, this new scenario brings with it fresh challenges for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and power systems suppliers.
Yanmar will therefore establish itself as the all-in-one systems integrator for smart electrified power solutions tailored to the application-specific needs of individual OEMs.
In its capacity as a systems integrator, Yanmar will implement system engineering, design and manufacturing of e-powertrains, while providing control development, system evaluation, procurement, manufacturing and quality assurance.
“As Yanmar looks to meet the challenges of the coming century, our transformation will encompass new products with alternative fuel technologies,” says Tomohisa Tao, president Yanmar Power Technology.
“Our aim in this strategy, together with our dealers and OEM partners, is to build stronger relationships and create even greater customer value with new-energy technology. We will work hard to support our OEM partners and customers to achieve their environmental and performance goals.”
Carlo Giudici, Yanmar Europe sales director EMEA, adds that the company will accelerate its e-powertrain strategy in the next few months.
“Furthermore, we are giving ourselves another challenge this year – the Yanmar Green Challenge 2050. It is a declaration and a challenge we impose on ourselves to become a company that achieves zero greenhouse gas emissions and a zero ecological footprint by recycling resources,” Giudici says.